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DiPIETRO TO RESUME PRACTICING

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
Dubielewicz returned to Bridgeport
Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro will return to practice when the Islanders hit the ice at Iceworks in Syosset on Monday morning.
 
"He looks good and feels well," said Islanders general manager Mike Milbury. "He has been cleared to play by our doctors."
 
As a result, goaltender Wade Dubielewicz has been returned to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League after backing up Garth Snow for last night's loss in Philadelphia. Snow was the Islanders' best player in the 5-1 loss, making 41 saves. Said Islanders head coach Steve Stirling after the game, "If it wasn't for Garth, it might have been 20-1."
 
The team will practice the next two days at Islanders Iceworks before staying in Manhattan on Tuesday night and having their morning skate at Madison Square Garden in preparation for Wednesday night's game against the Rangers. The Islanders host the Rangers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday night.
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